Monday, July 22, 2013

If it's not one thing...

After my last post I came down with a headache. Which followed up with a toothache. Then waves of stabbing pain, which hurt so much I simultaneously cried and had to stop myself from vomiting whilst passing out. By Friday, it was so unbearable I knew I needed to get in with the emergency dentist. So off we went, only to be told they couldn't figure it out. The pain was too general, it was so widespread I could not pinpoint which tooth was the offender. So they prescribed some antibiotics and pain killers, and I called  my regular dentist for an emergency appointment. I would have went to them in the first place, but there was no way they were getting me in on a Friday like that. No. way.

So after a weekend of antibiotics/pain killers I was able to isolate which tooth hurt (rather than my whole jaw being on fire with pain). Looks like it became abscessed... yay me. They went ahead and drilled a hole into it today (basically the start of a root canal), to help it drain and relieve some of the pressure. After the Novocaine wore off, I've been feeling much better. Even my intense migraine has subsided a bit. THANKFULLY. I swear, I was starting to lose it from the pain. I have to call tomorrow to schedule the root canal, but for now things are a little easier.

Seriously, my luck is going to change soon right? We have got to be turning the corner!

6 comments:

St Elsewhere said...

Aaaaaargh!

Catch a break already, lady!

MrsSpock said...

I've had a root canal before, and after the tooth pain I had before it, that was the most joyous experience ever. Horrible nerve pain!

Rebecca said...

I hate tooth pain. Hoping the root canal won't hurt too much.

iamstacey said...

Oh my gosh! How horrible! I'm so sorry you went through that!

There is NOTHING I hate more than going to the dentist. OMG I hate it. I am such a wuss when it comes to dental pain.

Celia said...

I'm sorry boo. I justhad maor dental work with a crown a few months ago. In November I am getting implants. There is no pain quite like mouth pain, is there?

loribeth said...

Yikes!! I hope you feel better soon. This happened to dh. He had been having earaches & suddenly the whole side of his face swelled up -- he looked like a chipmunk. The found out he had an abcessed tooth, and it's nothing to fool around with. They gave him antibiotics and got rid of the infection, and then did a root canal. That was the end of his "ear infections."